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Maldini ‘important’ in convincing Kalulu

New Milan signing Pierre Kalulu chose the Rossoneri because ‘the conversations with Paolo Maldini were very important,’ reveals his agent.

The 20-year-old defender was a free agent when his Olympique Lyonnais contract ran down and made the move to Serie A.

“Milan approached us for information on the player, his family, his mentality and many other details,” agent Eduardo Marinho told

“Pierre believed Milan had the better sporting project for him and he thinks they he can have real success with the Rossoneri.

“The conversations with Maldini were very important, as the director gave him a complete overview of the league and the club, as well as giving Pierre some important advice.

“It’s fundamental for young talents to have the support from such experienced former players, so the suggestions were well received.”

Kalulu is a right-back, confirmed his agent, although he can also play in central defence or on the left.

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Maldini ‘important’ in convincing Kalulu

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